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Post  shannon1 5/9/2011, 5:21 am

I don't remember if this in the new book or not. Mel had this great tip, out in the box after zip zapping you can use vermiculite to plant your seeds in. Not only does it help keep the seeds moist but you know where they are are so you need not water where there would be no benifit in doing so. I have found it especialy helpful to mark those tiny lettuce seeds. I just make indentations where I am going to plant the seeds add the vermiculite mist to wet it and put the seeds on top. sunny
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Post  Blackrose 5/9/2011, 9:19 am

That's a great tip for knowing where to look for seedlings to emerge, but I would still water everywhere else. I find that if the MM dries out, it's extremely hard to rehydrate it. I water all of my squares, even the empty ones every time I water.

I will definitely use this tip to help me remember where I planted the seeds though. Thanks! Smile
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Post  BackyardBirdGardner 5/9/2011, 10:01 am

Blackrose wrote: I find that if the MM dries out, it's extremely hard to rehydrate it. I water all of my squares, even the empty ones every time I water.

This.

But, I, too, agree it's a great tip to eliminate the guesswork of "is that a weed or my seed?"
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Post  shannon1 5/10/2011, 12:44 am

Blackrose wrote:That's a great tip for knowing where to look for seedlings to emerge, but I would still water everywhere else. I find that if the MM dries out, it's extremely hard to rehydrate it. I water all of my squares, even the empty ones every time I water.

I will definitely use this tip to help me remember where I planted the seeds though. Thanks! Smile
Good point MM is hard to get wet I think you are right best to keep it moist.
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